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Supreme Court Remarks on the Culture of Freebies

Safalta Expert Published by: Aryan Rana Updated Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:28 PM IST

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In its ruling, the Supreme Court stated that the distribution of freebies of any kind obviously influences everyone and aids in electoral politics.

In its ruling, the Supreme Court stated that the distribution of freebies of any kind obviously influences everyone and aids in electoral politics.   If you are preparing for competitive exams and looking for expert guidance, you can download our General Knowledge Free Ebook Download Now.

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ECI's response to this is as follows:


The Election Commission of India (ECI) stated that in the absence of a law to de-register political parties for making any unrealistic promises to voters, it cannot restrict political parties from promising freebies or taking action against them.

Effects Of Giveaways:

1. The continuation of freebies is a key drawback as parties continue to make alluring promises to win over more voters and reduce the likelihood that they will lose the election.

2. People overlook the fact that these advantages come from taxes paid and the exchequer. which ultimately has an effect on the state's economy.

3. The politicians and middlemen steal the benefits, and the poor suffer because they are denied their fair part of the advantages that were supposed to be obtained with the money.

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In the end, the poor must bear the full weight.

4. This distribution of Freebie goods significantly alters the dynamics of supply and demand, which puts pressure on the prices of goods.

5. The government quickly provides the instant financial assistance that the psychologically driven segments of the populace expect.

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a short-term phenomenon that affects the nation's and the people's overall long-term prospects.

Suggestion: 

In order to attain parity, the Finance Commission should consider each state's obligations when allocating funds to the States, as well as whether or not offering freebies would be feasible for them.

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